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E36 M3 (1995-1999)

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Old 01-12-2012, 04:10 AM
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Just before the new year the engine went back in, clean, with a new valvecover, modifited crankcase wentilation, the two missing gaskets installed in the rear turbo and some other small things.
The past days I have been chasing away the last of the oil leaks, on on the oil drain flange on the front turbo and a second one on the front of the engine where the cylinder head meets the camshatf tray.

Some pictures:
The oil leak on the front of the engine




Old faithfull.. silicone gasket


It was missing a hexagon bolt here, which might have caused the leak




And this bolt was also not tightened.


Faulti gasket, also the flange was not flush so I grinded it down using a 180 paper, followed by a 500, and installed a new gasket, I hope it has solved that leak.

Ready (again) taking my 3year old son for a ride








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Old 01-27-2012, 09:12 AM
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your son looks incredibly happy. good for you for taking him out and letting share your experience. awesome job on the car, especially with a non mechanical background. car looks amazing with white wheels
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:13 AM
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your son looks incredibly happy. good for you for taking him out and letting share your experience. awesome job on the car, especially with a non mechanical background. car looks amazing with white wheels
Thanks for the kind words.

Some pictures from a fantastic drive I took today through the twisty roads of Luxembourg.






















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Old 02-09-2012, 06:32 AM
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an e36 is still a beautiful car and yours is the top, hand down .-)
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Old 02-16-2012, 07:26 AM
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I saw this car.....and i JIZZED in my pants
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:23 AM
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Some more detailing..


























New chargepipes, 3" alloy in gloss black


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Old 02-21-2012, 01:16 AM
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Wholly shat, wow your my hero, I love everything about your car, the white wheels look great, love how its kind of a sleeper, WOW (are those LTW badges on the Trim?
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:47 AM
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The badges are not LTW, the are BMW Motorsport International Badges, also found on the US LTW model.

This car is a GT version, only 356 made, my car is number 111.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:28 AM
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Oh I gottch (I'm in USA) if u couldn't tell, I'm guessing you've got aluminum doors too, that is by far my dream E36... I mean it just doesn't get better!!! I can't think of one thing I would rather have done to that car( maybe a naked supermodel in the passenger seat but I'd be more worried bought the alcantar leather...
111 is a lucky number!!!

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Old 02-21-2012, 02:49 AM
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Various things were different in the GT

Shorter diff (3.23 vs 3.15)
More aggressive Cams (264°)
Alloy doors (like the S50B32 EVO Euro got)
Dual pickup oil sump (similar to the S50B32)
Adjustable front splitter
Rear wing
Carbon interior parts
Lightweight Motorsport wheels
Higher Rev-limit
295hp from the S50B30 vs 286
More torque
Special exterior color (312 British Racing Green)
Special Mexicogreen leather Vaders with alcantara
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:53 AM
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I just can't get over this e36, it's like you can just drop the mic and walk away... You win!
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:55 AM
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You make my M3 look like a joke
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:59 AM
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Various things were different in the GT

Shorter diff (3.23 vs 3.15)
More aggressive Cams (264°)
Alloy doors (like the S50B32 EVO Euro got)
Dual pickup oil sump (similar to the S50B32)
Adjustable front splitter
Rear wing
Carbon interior parts
Lightweight Motorsport wheels
Higher Rev-limit
295hp from the S50B30 vs 286
More torque
Special exterior color (312 British Racing Green)
Special Mexicogreen leather Vaders with alcantara
Are these crank HP numbers or BHP number
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:04 AM
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Man I hate they tame the M3 here in USA, imma have to try and import some parts now
Just the dual oil pump pick up is a good start

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Old 02-21-2012, 03:04 AM
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Are these crank HP numbers or BHP number
These are the official BMW numbers.. so probably crank.

Keep in mind that the car is now just under 500hp and 500lbsft. and the engine has had a total transformation with internals and also the addition of a S50B32 head.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:07 AM
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That's insane!
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:09 AM
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Much respect to you sir, you've won in my book! Cheers
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:17 AM
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How much did those calipers run ya? If you don't mind me asking?
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:42 AM
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I got lucky on Ebay.. However, at the Merc dealer, you would need some serious funds.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:40 AM
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Top build there,Iam in SA, considering doing a Twin Turbo on my M3,3.2 liter,
Could you Pm me your mail add so we can chat further
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:22 PM
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I have BBS RC and I really liked them in white. BTW, where did you got the bmw center cap from? Was it custom made?
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:39 PM
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Totally jelly of your car, I wish we had the options for those cars over here.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:58 AM
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:19 AM
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Congratulations! Great car!
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:09 AM
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Some updates:

I have been fighting some oil leaks, first between the cylinder head and intermediary head (cam tray) and also on the turbo drains. However, after fixing all of that I found out that the Constant Pressure Valve (CPV) on the rear of the engine block exhaust side was leaking. It was a fight to get to it but got there in the in the end. Now "hopefully" its the end of that.

Also redesigned the chargepiping from the turbos, before 2x2" to a single 2.25" and now to a full 3" through the intercooler and to the plenium.

Then moved the blow off valve to the plenium.

Changed the oil drains on the turbos, new NGK R-2525-9 Racing Competition spark plugs.

Finally painted the Engine Cover, Plenium, Charge piping, Intercooler and Strutbrace+tower mounts in satin black with two coats of glossy clear to get a better (upgraded effect).

The car was featured in the German BMW Magazine BMW-Power this month, great honor.

Pix from the last updates:

CPV out..


New chargepiping..









Final article..








I had a small squeeking noise coming from the suspention in the front left side. Turned out to be a bad bearing in the topmount (Intrax camber plates). That was a pretty easy fix.

Also the Beisan systems Vanos Rebuild kit (with anti rattle upgrade) has arrived, so I have started rebuilding my spare Vanos unit.

Then I found a decent location for the Aquamist guage, blocking of the vent on the left side of the steering weel and placing the guage there. Put some carbon wrap on it which I actually donīt like and will remove.

Then I noticed that my ZF S5G 310Z gearbox (stock) is on its way out,,, bearings are doing the Bee-Gees.. So I will replace the gearbox, either with a ZF 320Z (upgraded 310Z) 5 speed unit or go with the S6G 420G Getrag unit from the EVO (if I can find one for a resonable price). That will require a new crossmember, shifter assembly and shifter + modified driveshaft.. which is a bit of a turn-off when the 5speed is working fine with the wide powerband I have.

Last but not least I pulled the trigger on the UUC Twin Disk Clutch and flywheel package. This means I will be selling mY 10lbs JB-Racing alloy flywheel (see my facebook page) for GBP 200 + shipping

UUC Motorwerks Shopping Cart



BTW... the car is for sale, also the engine is up for grabs.....
http://suchen.mobile.de/fahrzeuge/au...s46-1_c01_4201

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